Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review DARKTHRONE "Arctic Thunder"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Darkthrone, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Punk, News, CD Review

CD review DARKTHRONE "Arctic Thunder"

(9/10) I think that 'simple' and 'puristic' are two keywords that characterize Darkthrone's newest album "Arctic Thunder". It might be that 'simple' has a negative meaning but not how I use it in this context. The beauty of this blackened release is the...

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Update and artwork from ARMORED SAINT's new live album

Veröffentlicht am 24. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Armored Saint, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, US Metal

Update and artwork from ARMORED SAINT's new live album

As announced earlier Armored Saint started a Pledge Music campaign for a next live album. In the meantime name and cover have been revealed. Check out more via the link below. Pre-order the new Live Album from Armored Saint and access behind-the-scenes...

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New 7" from GRAVE PLEASURES

Veröffentlicht am 24. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Grave Pleasures, News, Punkrock, Punk, Rock, Post Punk

New 7" from GRAVE PLEASURES

Grave Pleasures from Finland will release a new 7" called "Funeral Party" on November 18th, Singer Mat McNerney states: "We’re surfing the apocalypse again and this time with the reverb button back on. Back to the new old sound and back to a Finnish lineup....

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CD review HELMET "Dead to the World"

Veröffentlicht am 24. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Helmet, Noise Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review

CD review HELMET "Dead to the World"

(7/10) I have to admit it right in the begining that Helmet always belonged to my favorite bands in alternative metal. Records such as "Meantime" and "Aftertaste" include milestones in alternative metal that are build on walls of riffs and the typical...

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CD review RIVERSIDE "Eye of the Soundscape"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Riverside, Prog Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, Ambient, Electronica

CD review RIVERSIDE "Eye of the Soundscape"

(9/10) Riverside's newest album is a special one - from all perspectives. The Polish prog masters went through a very difficult year. It was in February 2016 when the band was all of a sudden confronted with the loss of their guitarist and founding member...

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CD review TESTAMENT "Brotherhood of the Snake"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Testament, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, CD Review, News

CD review TESTAMENT "Brotherhood of the Snake"

(9/10) A new Testament album is always creating excitement, at least with me. This five-piece group always delivered great quality - since more than three decades. What started under the flag of Legacy in 1983 developed to one of the most important thrash...

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CD review PRETTY MAIDS "Kingmaker"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Pretty Maids, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, News, CD Review, Power Metal, Hardrock

CD review PRETTY MAIDS "Kingmaker"

(8/10) "Kingmaker" is the new album of Danish metal icons Pretty Maids. Three years after having had "Motherland" in the record shops it's "Kingmaker" that offers eleven new melodic metal songs that can immediately be recognized as being from Ronnie Atkins...

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CD review SECRET SPHERE "One Night in Tokyo" - Live

Veröffentlicht am 22. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Secret Sphere, Bombast, Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, News, CD Review, Power Metal

CD review SECRET SPHERE "One Night in Tokyo" - Live

(7/10) After almost twenty years in business and after having released eight full-length records Italian Secret Sphere come with their first live album. The guys can build on a solid fan base in several countries but the one that’s standing out of the...

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FLOTSAM & JETSAM on headliner tour in Europe

Veröffentlicht am 21. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Flotsam&Jetsam, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Dew-Scented, Izegrim, News, Tour

FLOTSAM & JETSAM on headliner tour in Europe

After having been in Europe for festivals and a support tour with Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam will come back with a headliner tour in 2017. Part of the package are also Dew-Scented and Izegrim and if you're interested in seeing the guys live on stage,...

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NOISE lebt! - the next step incl. HELLOWEEN

Veröffentlicht am 21. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Noise Lebt!, Helloween, News, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal

NOISE lebt! - the next step incl. HELLOWEEN

After having released some complications of Noise Records bands the next step takes place during November. On November 18th three Helloween records will be re-released in vinyl. "Pink Bubbles Go Ape" (1991), Chameleon" (1993) and "Better Than Raw" (1998)...

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TAPE review NIGHT DEMON "Night Demon"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Night Demon, Heavy Metal, Classic Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, News

TAPE review NIGHT DEMON "Night Demon"

(8/10) It was back in 2013 when Night Demon released their first EP called "Night Demon". This disc featured four wild and furious heavy metal songs, all build on traditional metal with some Maiden-influences. Read here if you want to have more insights....

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CD review DIRKSCHNEIDER "Live: Back to the Roots"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Accept, Dirkschneider, CD Review, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Classic Metal

CD review DIRKSCHNEIDER "Live: Back to the Roots"

(8/10) Mr. Reibeisenstimme Udo Dirkschneider is a dinosaur in metal. Being part of the scene since 1976 makes the guy to an icon. He brought metal to Germany with Accept and also with starting his solo career later in time. Udo Dirkschneider stands for...

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CD review KEE MARCELLO "Scaling Up"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Kee Marchello, Europe, News, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, CD Review

CD review KEE MARCELLO "Scaling Up"

(7/10) Kee Marcello is a well known name in rock music since the guy enriched Europe's sound between 1986 and 1992, being part of records like "Out of This World". But next to this period in time and next to many contributions to records of various artists...

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CD review HARDLINE "Human Nature"

Veröffentlicht am 18. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Hardline, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, News, CD Review

CD review HARDLINE "Human Nature"

(8/10) "Double Eclipse" was a real highlight in 1992. The melodic hardrock that was initiated by the Gioeli brothers was smasher and a debut that included with "Takin' Me Down" a song that went, in difficult times, right into Billboard's Hot Mainstream...

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